Ceremonies and Retreats

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Welcome to Shamanic Ananda’s Ceremony and Retreat page
Below you will find all of the different ceremony options available to help you determine which one feels right for you. However, one’s circumstances like medical history, medications prescribed, intentions, etc. may make it unsafe for you to participate in some of them. Safety is always a priority and we will make other recommendations for you if necessary.
All ceremonies are facilitated through Entheogenic Church Inc, a non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to creating a world that is compassionate, peaceful, diplomatic, and healthy.
We intend to do this by teaching and sharing ways of being that have us live life thriving for our health (instead of surviving for our illness) to instill health in the body, peace in the spirit, and love in the heart.

Anahata Awakening: Journey to Heart Center

This is a 2-day intimate immersive journey working with various entheogens. Please contact us directly for a Discovery Call so we can see if these master teachers and our facilitation are great fits for you.

Lord's Sacred Domain Ceremony

Welcome to a very special occasion where we get to dive deeply into this immersive experience and into the labyrinth of our Self. This journey will be similar to our Heart-Spirit Ceremony yet COMPLETELY different.

Concentration Ceremony

Concentration is one of the eight limbs to Ashtanga yoga.
Ashtanga basically means 8 limbs to enlightenment. Yoga means “to yoke into union or oneness.” There are many reasons why a Concentration is beneficial. 

The "God" Molecule

The “God” molecule can be found in many different forms. We facilitate and honor Sapo, Bufo Alvarius Toad. 5-MeO-DMT is a naturally-occuring entheogen that is found in several species of plant, and most popularly in the venom of the Bufo Alvarius toad.

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Anahata Awakening: Journey to Heart Center

This is a 2-day intimate immersive journey working with various entheogens. Please contact us directly for a Discovery Call so we can see if these master teachers and our facilitation are great fits for you.

Come take a deep dive into the center of your heart. In these two days, you will be able to unlock the mysteries of the heart center. You will be able to plant seeds of compassion and nurture them into embodying a new you.

This new you sees colors more vibrantly, smells are enhanced, and taste buds are more heightened. Looking to remove heart walls and cultivate healthy boundaries? Are you ready to see how deep your love goes?

Community

With a group of like-minded souls, you have the opportunity to create profound shifts and deep intimate connections. This particular retreat holds up to 15 people and we offer both private and open group experiences. We highly encourage privates as they offer the opportunity for a deeper sense of trust and surrender, especially if someone has pre-existing trauma or hidden traumas.

Private / Open Group

  • 1 – 3 people is a very personal experience
  • 4 – 5 people is a small intimate group
  • 6 – 8 people is a large intimate group
  • 9 – 12 people is a medium group
  • 13 – 15 people is a larger group

Privates are curated and tailored to your specific group as you all will co-create the experience together. This could include family members, coworkers, a group of friends, executive leadership trainings, team-building experiences, organization culture paradigm shifting, etc. These groups tend to produce the deepest levels of intimacy and contain a group accountability system.

Open Groups are designed to be promoted and marketed to a wide range of people so the people that come together may differ vastly yet will come together under the same purpose and mission. These groups are extraordinarily powerful to be a part of. To bring together community to unlock hidden gifts and share them in a practical way with each other is impactful.

Whether in a private setting or open group setting, the humans you embark on this journey with will present medicine to each other and to you in the form of lessons and insights. Perhaps another being reflects part(s) of yourself that will deny, repress, suppress, or resist those life-changing perspective shifts. It is in this safe space we will bridge the tension of opposites to embrace and love wholeheartedly.

Being in community grants the opportunity to increase one’s level of awareness and to be able to see through a different lens in the Game of Life. You will be able to see how you fit in the much larger plan and existence of it all.

Suitable For:

This ceremony is suitable for anyone who would like to take a step forward in personal development and self-awareness. Ceremony is for those who are willing to work on themselves and take responsibility for their own life. It is for those who seek to connect with their true Self, their environment/nature, and to remember how to create balance in harmony and wholeness.

Not Suitable For:

This particular ceremony is not suitable for anyone taking SSRI, any MAOI, have heart conditions, high blood pressure, and/or a diagnosis or a family history of dementia, schizophrenia, or bi-polar.
With that being said, if you have one of these conditions, it does not necessarily exclude you completely from ceremony. Please reach out to us so we can further discuss your predicament and see if ceremony is right for you.

Group & Private Integration

After each ceremony we will be able to support and receive support from each other to integrate some of the major themes that came up individually and collectively. Group integration has the ability to create a newfound level of authenticity and accountability to be present so breakthroughs may continue to unfold. Each individual is unique yet shares a powerful gift. You will have the opportunity to be medicine for others and grant the space for others to receive medicine from another.

You will be able to connect on two private integration calls after the retreat to deepen your day-to-day practices to match the congruency of your insights and revelations. These calls will support anchoring in your breakthroughs so you can be an embodiment of what you say you want to create. Integration is where 90% of the work occurs and also where the magic unfolds to cultivate long-lasting results. The ceremony is only 10% of the inner workings.

What's In It For You?

  • Mind, Body, and Soul Spiritual Alignment
  • Group Integration
  • Community After-Care
  • Private Integration
  • 2 Entheogenic Ceremonies
  • Healing Vegetarian Root Soup
  • Avocado Toast/Fruit – Breakfast
  • Fruit Experience + Fresh Juices
  • Long-Lasting Results

Day One
Heart - Spirit Ceremony

We will begin around 5pm. This is a feminine energy-dominant night. We will be able to access the interconnective highway of mycelium with a wide open heart. This ceremony is wonderful for those aligning an open mind with a full heart. You will be able to turn fears into a call for love, muster courage and vitality to step away from one’s littleness, and tap into the power within. This is a place where you will have the opportunity to go inward and embrace some of your biggest challenges rooted through the lens of compassion.

The end of the journey will be anywhere from 12am to 3am. Some people stay up later than that. There will be a delicious vegetarian grounding soup available afterwards. You will be nurtured and pampered throughout your experience while also being held accountable and responsible for participating in your own healing journey. We provide the safe space, the expertise, and devotion of working with these entheogens to bring another layer of depth you might not be able to experience without guidance or with just your friends.

This ceremony is a space for miracles to be possible. This is a space where 100% is possible 100% of the time. You can release control, access curiosity, and feel insightful and grounded in the vulnerability of expansion. Sharing this experience with family members or close friends offers some of the deepest revelations and opportunities for us. You can create a remembering of your innocence and cultivate a new sight where knowledge becomes wisdom.

Benefits:
Unconditional love, healing of trauma, euphoria, creating energy movement, bridging understandings, accessing direct knowings, and embodying authenticity and vulnerability through the lens of safety, trust, and surrender.

Day Two
Earth Grounding Ceremony

We will begin this ceremony the next morning around 9am, no later than 11am. We share a light breakfast of avocado toast and fruit. Then, as a group, we integrate the feminine nature of the night before. This can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.

These portions are great for journaling or taking notes to remember important elements or themes to one’s integration process. After integration, we bring in a masculine force.

This masculine energy is very subtle compared to the night before. This master teacher is all about being present and connecting with the earth. You’ll be able to further diagnose and seek remedies for psychological, emotional, energetic, or physical ailments by sitting within your spiritual body.

You will be able to feel a lot of empowerment in regards to subconscious programming and being able to release codependency.

For this ceremony, we will provide an exotic fruit experience alongside various organic fresh juices. Both days will also include a fire ceremony (weather permitting). This ceremony typically ends around 6-7pm, with a closing group integration session.

We have created a safe environment on Mighty Network to grow our community. This is a virtual community where we can stay connected, share, and utilize the other tools and content for transformation.
Thank you for being a part of the community. Because you are joining the Mastermind, you will have free access to the network and be able to take advantage of the perks. After the training, we encourage our members to donate to the platform monthly or annually so they can continue getting the benefits and we can continue providing value.
Mighty Network will allow you to keep up-to-date with your team, and also see other resources and connect with a larger network outside of your cohort and the High Performance Mastermind context.

Benefits:
Divination/direct knowings, body-mind relationship cultivation, masculine energy dominance while still balancing the masculine and feminine, awareness of inner dialogue, grounding, experiences of presence, gentleness, inspiration, creativity, connection, reconciliation, radiance, peace, and liberation.

Check Out What Others Have Said...

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“After 1 year of Anahata Awakening, it’s been amazing! I often think about these 2 days even after all this time because of how profound it was. I really got to feel what it feels like to be invincible, and when I embody ALL of me, this is what it feels like. And when I say all of me, I mean the full me, up and down. It was like “woah” and I knew that’s not what I wanted to continue doing so it was important for me to see and experience what showed up in that space. I had a complete download and understanding of generational and karmic imprints and how to break the patterns of repetition. I uncovered old patterns and ways of being that do not serve contributing to this newfound path. The solution to some of my families biggest issues is about getting them to embrace their own challenges head on to embody their light. I learned that when someone typically is not embracing their light, the doorway to their wounds have remained open and I learned the best way to encourage and hold space for this happening to occur. I learned if I have a resonance to wounding, then this disruptive energy will continue to play out in my spaces. It was very clear to me that this is the path to healing. It’s all about healing those wounds and then you return home to oneness and wholeness. I am home! I am home! Thank you, thank you, this experience was so profound I will always remember July 25th, 2021″ – AA

Lord's Sacred Domain Ceremony

Welcome to a very special occasion where we get to dive deeply into this immersive experience
and into the labyrinth of our Self.

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This journey will be similar to our Heart-Spirit Ceremony yet COMPLETELY different.

Within this experience, we will be opening the temples of your Queendom/Kingdom and allowing messages and direct experiences of your higher self to awaken.

We do not say this lightly. This experience will reveal how you are a master teacher who is learning about your Queendom/Kingdom and how to bring heaven here on earth. This is a birthing process of stepping into the unknown where you do not know what you do not know. This is where transformation and extraordinary possibilities happen.

This is a spiritual experience that includes preparation, facilitation, and integration. You will be nurtured and guided the entire time so that you may breakdown any egoic concerns to lead to breakthrough experiences so your true essence may radiate through.

All humans are spiritual. In this sacred space, we will be able to address the thoughts, emotions, sensations, and feelings that make you the multidimensional being that you are. We may address fears to see the opportunities to add love. It is possible to address all domains of your being-ness to restore health in the body, peace in the spirit, and love in the heart.

Who is this for?

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You will quickly begin to realize how your body is your temple of God and it must be honored for your self-actualization process to crystallize. This ceremony is great for energetic movement (removal of stagnant energies), uncovering persisting ailments, and rejoicing in the celebration of life. You will get to have your own direct experiences of the mysteries of life while weaving together your Web of Life.

What Is The Intention For This Ceremony?

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Lord’s Sacred Domain may show you teachings of eternal life, how to walk with God, and how to add present moment awareness and discernment. Perhaps you believe you have no connection or relation with God or do not even associate with the word God, and that’s okay. You will be able to find the mastery within yourself to experience your own experience to these mysteries of life. Why would someone want to tether this connection? Because no matter what you believe in (Christianity, Judaism, Muslim, no God and so on), we all as humans carry self-limiting beliefs that go against our divine nature.

These limiting conversations hold us back within ourselves, our families, the community, and the world at large. These self-limiting beliefs let us forget our humanness and allow us to hide inside our shells. And we tend to forget that our forgetting is to strengthen our remembering. If you’re tired of forgetting, holding back, staying silent, or you just have been stagnant for too long… no matter your circumstances or how many people are to blame… then this sacred place is the space for you to shift all of that and more! This is a space for freedom and reclaiming your sovereignty from any familial and/or life conditioning no longer serving you.

In this guided 16-20 hour experience, you will suspend time and space to get to the core of some of your deepest wounds, fears, and self-limiting beliefs so that you may illuminate your exquisite beauty and radiate your absolute true Self. Are you looking to add presence, peace, joy, compassion, reconciliation, trust, surrender, and even humility into your life? This immersive experience will BE all of that and abundantly more! In this space, we say “You get what you give.” So if you give 100%, it is possible that you will receive 100% in return.

Structure

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Opening Intentions
Open Ceremony
7 Directions
Inward Silence with Heart (2 hours)
Inward Silence with Spirit (2 hours)
2nd Inward Silence with Spirit (2 hours)
Inward Silence with Dyads (1-2 hours)

Peak of Experience (roughly 10 hours in)
The Return (12-16 hours in)
Introduce the Fire (16+ hours)
Ceremonial Mingle (16+ hours)
Group Integration (16+ hours)
Close Ceremony (16 – 20 hours)

What is a Heart - Spirit Ceremony?

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“Heart” is related to the open or closed state of our hearts. Heart addresses the areas where we have created heart walls in order to protect ourselves and limit our experience of reality. This teacher allows us to see the tightness we have created around love by putting love into a box of unconditional love or conditional love. The teachers of heart remind us what love truly is versus the stories, interpretations, judgments, assessments, accusations, and observations we make up around the question, “What is love?”

Love is such an ineffable experience that there can be much confusion around what is love and what is fear, thus creating imbalances from this collapse of the two. This teacher will show you how to add love in all the areas/domains where fear is masquerading as love.

In this Heart-Spirit Ceremony, we will begin with a catalyst to anchor you deeply into your compassionate heart space. Once we are in our hearts, and feel very centered there, we then will introduce the Spirit component.

“Spirit” is very related to ego. Spirit is another word for essence, true self, or even energy and we say it’s related to ego because of its teachings. However, ego and spirit have opposite teachings. Spirit has teachings on compassion, love, grace, and forgiveness. Ego has teachings on separation, guilt, shame, and fear. Ego can also be referred to as the mind, as the mind is the tool ego utilizes most. Heart-Spirit Ceremonies are very effective for aligning the mind and the heart. This is the birthing place for peace and harmony.

When we have all of our arrows pointing in the same direction, we find this place inside of us that we simply call entheogenic. It is this divine quality at our core. When we radiate from this place and create from here, this is how we can be the bridge for heaven on earth.

We will be introspective about all of our relations such as health, wealth, and relationships. Then the divine qualities within begin to radiate and inspire all of your experiences. So, where you once were surviving, you can now begin thriving. Our declaration for the Lord’s Sacred Domain calls forth health in the body, peace in the spirit, and love in the heart.

Logistics

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Included in this immersive mind, body, and spirit experience you will have:
Deliciously Healthy Meals
Refreshing Smoothies
Revitalizing Juices
Surprise Nourishment Experiences Throughout
Day Two: You’ll Get To Process, Relax, Pamper, and Integrate
We get to work with 2 entheogens in this structure.
Reach out to us for more information on planning your extravaganza.

For more information on preparation, structure, and other logistics that are necessary for this immersive journey, reach out to us so we can get to know each other to make sure you are a great fit and to curate your direct experience.
For the full 15-minute video, email us your name and why you are interested in ceremony at lomys@shamanicananda.com.

Concentration Ceremony

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Concentration is one of the eight limbs to Ashtanga yoga.
Ashtanga basically means 8 limbs to enlightenment. Yoga means “to yoke into union or oneness.”

Why do we do Concentrations?
There are many reasons why a Concentration is beneficial. First and foremost, you are able to access a present-state awareness that allows you to release the shackles of time for rapid healing. Healing may come in many forms and transformation never looks how you expect it would.
The intention behind a Concentration is to work with the sacraments in a subtle way. And to allow the subtle energies to anchor into our hearts.

Why is this different than casual experiences with friends?

This is a completely guided experience with over 10 years of practice and devoted studying to understanding and navigating visionary states/non-ordinary states of consciousness. The level of depth comes from the devotion and expertise of working with these sacraments intimately. I (Dillyn) have been fortunate enough to learn from many different tribes and elders to be a wisdom keeper and facilitate these entheogens to maximum capacity to create long-lasting results. With this dedication comes a mastery of ceremony. We have an amazing support staff to facilitate and cultivate deep healings and anchor in profound insights.

When doing this with friends, certain energies may be brought in and it may not be understood how to identify, transmute, or release them. Working in visionary states can also bring about some turbulence, and an untrained friend who is not disciplined in willpower can also bring the container into a chaotic frequency. Working with a trained facilitator and a team is what allows the energy and frequency to vibrate to a tune where miracles are possible.

Potluck Contribution

This particular event is potluck-style where everyone brings food for all to enjoy afterwards as we share and integrate. All foods are welcomed, some in the group may have preferences so you can ask the group or just bring something for yourself and a little extra for others.

This ceremony supports:

Meditation
Presence
Connection
Insights
Awareness
Timelessness
Remembering
Firmness
Discernment
Overcoming Triggers

Some foods that are always welcomed:

Fruit
Sandwiches
Casseroles
Cold Pastas
Salads
Soups
Smoothies
Finger Foods
Veggies like Carrots, Celery, Peppers, etc
Water/Coconut Water

Other things to bring:
Bug Spray
Yoga Mat/Cushion
Extra Clothes
Refillable Water Bottle

Optional items for ceremony:
Flowers for Altar
Firewood
Resins/Smudges
Crystals to Charge on Altar

This is a wonderful precursor to bigger ceremonies and retreats so you may gain deeper understandings. This is also a great space for integrating bigger experiences where it may be more challenging to grasp some of the lessons/blessings that came through.

Concentration Ceremony creates the balance of the masculine and feminine energies so one can soar and receive insights/revelations while anchoring them into the physical body and integrating it into day-to-day life.

These ceremonies are very mindful and conscientious in nature. We essentially will be adding presence and “be here now” through a guided journey with breathing exercises and other ways to support focus.

This ceremony includes entheogens and facilitation, as well as integration afterwards.

The "God" Molecule

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The “God” molecule can be found in many different forms.
We facilitate and honor Sapo, Bufo Alvarius Toad.

What is Bufo Alvarius and 5-MeO-DMT?

5-MeO-DMT is a naturally-occuring entheogen that is found in several species of plant, and most popularly in the venom of the Bufo Alvarius toad. Also known as the Sonoran Desert Toad, Colorado River Toad, Bufo, and El Sapo/Sapito; Bufo Alvarius is found living in Northwestern Mexico and some Southern US states.

5-MeO-DMT (5 for short) is similar to the classic entheogen DMT (dimethyltryptamine), and like DMT it also induces an intense experience when ingested. 5-MeO-DMT has a molecular structure that is closer to psilocybin mushrooms than DMT although both contain DMT in their names. Typically, 5 is insufflated (snorted) or smoked as a powder or dried plant material.

The dried venom of the Bufo Alvarius toad contains both 5-MeO-DMT and another psychotropic substance known as bufotenin (5-HO-DMT), and so the Bufo experience is different from a pure 5-MeO-DMT experience (also known as synthetic).

Although some 5-MeO-DMT-containing plants have a history of traditional use, there is no evidence of any indigenous Bufo Alvarius practices. Modern ceremonies using either 5-MeO-DMT plants or Bufo Alvarius venom are growing in popularity, and are used for healing or spiritual purposes.

Effects of Bufo Alvarius and 5-MeO-DMT

5-MeO-DMT is a potent naturally-occurring entheogen. Its effects can kick in around 15 seconds after smoking it, and 5-MeO-DMT produces an intense and sometimes overwhelming psychedelic experience. Although it is over within about half an hour, people describe experiencing an overpowering ego-dissolution that often leads to a feeling of being connected to everything in existence.
Bufo venom not only contains 5-MeO-DMT, it also contains bufotenin, a close chemical analog to DMT, that may also have psychoactive properties. Although there is no conclusive evidence about bufotenin being psychoactive when smoked, many find that smoking Bufo venom produces a stronger experience than taking 5-MeO-DMT alone.

The psychedelic effects of smoking Bufo venom typically last about 15 minutes, and will totally subside after around 40 minutes. The usual psychedelic “afterglow” may last a few more hours, and some say that it can be felt for as long as days or weeks following the session.

Smoking Bufo can be physiologically risky. The combined effects of 5-MeO-DMT and bufotenin (along with whatever other toxins are present in the toad venom) can be very intense, and when additional medications are brought into the equation, effects can be fatal. Do not combine 5-MeO-DMT with MAOIs (including ayahuasca), or beta-carbolines. There are several reports of deaths resulting from these combinations.

5-MeO-DMT Dosage

The dosage of 5-MeO-DMT for a full clearing will be 3-4 rounds. An average dose for smoking is 5-10mg. We always start with a microdose to gauge your reactions and the interactions and may lower the subsequent doses for those who are more sensitive. The Bufo venom also contains the psychoactive bufotenin and it will be present alongside the 5-MeO-DMT.

Here is a preparation guide for what a facilitation would be like working with 5-MeO-DMT and nondual therapy.

Most facilitators or ‘practitioners’ have themselves been initiated by other practitioners in their own various styles, which have essentially evolved by trial and error. There are many different approaches to working with this entheogen for varied intentions and outcomes within a more generalized holistic model–from small doses to a “full release” experience, from a psychotherapeutic setting to a more shamanic practice, from non-interference to active guiding. Our understanding is that every approach affects the journey and best practices essentially serve as guidelines or ways to approach the 5-MeO-DMT experience to secure an optimal outcome, thus ensuring the safety and best result for each participant.

Our personal facilitation is rooted in a shamanic and psychotherapeutic setting with active guiding for a “full release.” This experience is extremely profound so during our assessment or screening process we may conclude that a “full release” is not what is necessary and, like all of our ceremonies, we prepare and are ready for the heroic journeys as well.

A positive “session” can result in many feelings, such as: opening, letting go, purging, catharsis, releasing, healing, remembering, reunification, trust, love, bliss, amongst many other ways of being. It may take more than one session to establish trust and rapport with a facilitator to develop greater facility and ease in the internal process and to learn to fully let go, or to shed a lifetime(s) of suppressed energy. A skilled practitioner listens and learns from each participant and their connection with the medicine and adjusts accordingly. One person’s perfect dose may, metaphorically, be another’s poison.
If the participant has not been able to open, or if the energies opened up have not been fully expressed, supported, and integrated within the session, ego-fear, blockages, trauma, confusion, and related energies can remain and even re-emerge in “reactivations” after the initial session. There is no goal, no striving, no right or wrong. Everyone’s journey to the same central Truth is unique while the essential Truth remains the same. The best practice is to trust yourself and the process, to open to love, and to let nature take its course as it reveals Who and What You Really Are.

There are three effective stages to the process of providing an optimal experience with 5-MeO- DMT (or any other entheogenic substance for that matter). We have defined these under the broad categories of: Preparation, Ceremony, and Integration. Responsible practitioners will strive to develop and fully incorporate these three stages into their sacred work.

Those seeking to work with this sacrament would be wise to review these “best practices” when considering selecting an appropriate practitioner to work with. You should also feel free to ask questions of any potential practitioners before choosing to work directly with them. These recommended practices are offered in the spirit of love, communion, and community so that those approaching this important and most sacred work may be fully informed. It also ensures that practitioners undertaking this sacred duty may do so responsibly and confidently with all the necessary tools and information that we can afford them.
May this Great Work be done well and held sacred by us All.

Our Vision

We envision a harmonious world of Compassion, Peace, Diplomacy, Reverence, Truth, Love, and honor the Sovereignty of the Human Spirit as an expression of Source.

Our Mission

The members of Shamanic Ananda & Entheogenic Church are in service to the awakening of Source consciousness within humanity and we effectively support the needs of all those we serve in this remembrance process.

Shamanic Ananda & Entheogenic Church

We are passionate beings who are devoted, nurturing, meticulously mindful, and compassionate practitioners and we offer the entheogens of 5-MeO-DMT and DMT in a safe, sacred, and responsible manner.

In addition, we are accepting donations and other forms of support like volunteering so we may continue to expand the Entheogenic Church Community and offer these services to those in alignment.

This space is a place where 100% is possible 100% of the time. We only listed a very limited amount of possibilities and opportunities that ceremony offers. Our containers are always a space of safety and intention rooted in compassion.

Thank you so much for being a part of the family and doing life with us in this way.

And, if you made it this far and have any questions, comments, concerns, or collaborations you’d like to discuss, please reach out to Heather and/or Dillyn through email or by texting us first to set up a phone call. You can also leave a voicemail for us to reach out to you.

Bufo Experience

December 22, 2019
This video was recorded 20 minutes into my experience, coming to the tail end of the journey. It is not common for someone to sit monk-like like this. And when you are in a container being facilitated appropriately, ease, joy, and grace unfolds. This is a prime example of what it could look like to surrender fully on a “full release” dose.

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